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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. Multisensory Structured Language

2. Was a major change in the pronunciation of the English language that took place in England between 1350 and 1500.[1] This was first studied by Otto Jespersen (1860-1943) - a Danish linguist and Anglicist - who coined the term. Because English spellin

3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

4. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

5. The ability to organize thoughts and express them verbally to convey meaning to others

6. A test in which the results can be used to determine a student's progress toward mastery of a content area. performance is compared to an expected level of mastery in a content area rather that to other student's scores. Such tests usually include qu

7. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

8. Teutonic invasion and settlement - The Christianizing of Britain - The creation of a national English culture - Danish-English warfare - Political adjustment and cultural assimilation and the decline of Old English as a result of The Norman Conquest.

9. Changes in curriculum - supplementary aides or equipment - and provision of specialized facilities that allow students to participate in educational environment to fullest extent possible.

10. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness

11. State Board of Education Rule - District Board of Trustees must make sure dyslexia procedures are given to the district. - District must use SBOE approved strategies for screening and treating dyslexia

12. A word that is immediately recognized as a whole and does not require decoding to identify. A sight word may or may not be phonetically regular.

13. Proceeds from the whole to the part - suggests that processing of a text begins in the mind of the readers. Meaning is brought to print not derived from print.

14. Attempt - Failure - Frustration - Avoidance - Lack of Practice - No improvement - Loss of esteem - loss of motivation = THIS

15. Test of Word Reading Efficiency. Screening test. measures an individual's ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently. Generates percentiles - standard scores - age equivalents - and grade equivalents.Decoding - Sight words

16. Paired association between letters and letter sounds; an approach to teaching of reading and spelling that emphasizes sound-symbol relationships - especially in early instruction.

17. One of a class of speech sounds in which sound moving through the vocal tract is constricted or obstructed by the lips - tongue or teeth during articulation.

18. Edward III - English again becomes the official language of the state -Chaucer - Canterbury Tales - English borrows from Latin and Greek languages - Anglo-French compounds appear (gentlewomen - gentlemen - faithful - etc) - Latin layer of language -

19. Proceeds from the part to the whole.Reading is driven by the text. Emphasizes the written or printed text. Flesch - Gough - LaBerge and Samuels.

20. The number of words which a reader can translate meaningfully in a given period of time

21. Scientific terminology and often appear in science texts - Greek roots are often combining forms and compound to form words.

22. Was a pivotal event in English history. It largely removed the native ruling class - replacing it with a foreign - French-speaking monarchy - aristocracy - and clerical hierarchy. This - in turn - brought about a transformation of the English languag

23. Final stable syllable

24. The flat diacritical mark above a vowel in a send picture or phonic/dictionary notation that indicates a long sound.

25. Is a type of test - assessment - or evaluation which yields an estimate of the position of the tested individual in a predefined population - with respect to the trait being measured. This estimate is derived from the analysis of test scores and poss

26. A type of derived score such that the distribution of these scores for a specified population has convenient known values for the mean and standard deviation.

27. A syllable ending with a long vowel sound. (labor - freedom)

28. Teaching that uses all learning pathways in the brain (VAK-T) simultaneously in order to enhance memory and learning.

29. A student with mastery can utilize the information successfully - but may struggle or need to call upon learning strategies to do so.

30. Inferential learning of a concept cannot be take for granted! Never assume!

31. listening - remembering - and understanding what someone else says.

32. A type of test score that is calculated based on the age that an average person earns a given score within the tested population.

33. Tests used to identify the nature and source of an individual's educational - psychological - or medical difficulties or disabilities in order to facilitate correction or remediation.

34. A quick probe that is done frequently in order to make instructional changes in a timely fashion.

35. Take frequent study breaks - move around to learn new things - work at a standing position - chew gum while standing - listen to music while studying - skim material first then read in detail

36. The curved diacritical mark above a vowel in a sound picture or phonic/dictionary symbol notation that indicates a short sound in a closed syllable in which at least one consonant comes after the vowel in the same syllable.

37. Response to Intervention - a multi-step or tiered approach to providing services and interventions at increasing intensity to students or an entire class.

38. The percentage is defined to include scores in a specified distribution that fall below the point at which a given score lies.

39. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

40. MSLE instruction requires that organization on material follow the logical order of the language. Sequence must begin with the easiest and progress to more difficult material. Each step must be based on prior knowledge.

41. International Multisensory Structured Education Council

42. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

43. A pattern of letters (found in a single syllable) which occurs frequently together. The pronunciation of at least one of the component parts is unexpected or the letters stand in an unexpected sequence ( ar - er - ir - or - us - qu - wh)

44. Effective for special needs - Uses all possible senses - tracing - saying - listening - looking - Typically called VAKT - Visual - Auditory - Kinesthetic - Tactile - Can be used with either Phonics or Whole Language

45. Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic/Tactile

46. Most soundly supported by research for effective instruction in beginning reading - Must be explicitly taught - Must be systematically organized and sequenced - Must include learning how to blend sounds together

47. Children may be physical and socially immature - may be awkward in social situations - may have difficulty reading social cues - may have trouble finding the right words - stammering. - may feel anxious in school

48. Gray Oral Reading Test-Fourth Edition Screening test. Provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties Standard Scores - Percentile Ranks - Grade Equivalents - Age Equivale

49. Any learning activity that includes 2 or more sensory modalities simultaneously to take in or express information.

50. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy